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by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 04 2020

Everyone deserves access to healthy food. That’s the starting point for Farms to Friends, a new program this summer bringing local organic produce to low income families and seniors in the West Kootenays.

Food security is one of the pillars of West Kootenay EcoSociety’s work, and the idea and funding for Farms to Friends came together quickly for a project that everyone involved is...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 30 2020

The historic Mill Lake trail has recently been restored by volunteers from the Harrop-Procter Community Co-operative (HPCC) in rural Harrop-Procter, opening up hiking access to a picturesque sub-alpine lake east of Nelson. 

The outhouse and trapper’s cabin at the lake was destroyed in 2017 by wildfire that consumed over 2000 hectares of sub-alpine forest.  Designed by Joern Wingender, a...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jul 28 2020

Nelson-Creston MLA Michelle Mungall is encouraging local residents to share their love for local businesses and products and enter to win one of three amazing local gift baskets valued at $200. 

To enter, share a selfie with your recent local purchase on Instagram or Facebook with the hatchtag #mmmkootenaylocal...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

The Nelson and District Arts Council has proudly hosted events that have become instrumental in supporting local artists for over five creative decades. Our flagship event, ArtWalk 2020 is currently in the middle of a very successful but very different season.

The Arts Council had to make some significant changes to the ArtWalk model to ensure that the community of arts-lovers and...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jul 21 2020

Like many other special events held in the Heritage City, due to COVID-19, the annual Terry Fox Run has been forced to move from Lakeside Park and the City Waterfront to a Virtual Run.

The Terry Fox Foundation recently announced celebrating its 40th anniversary, and the public working together to raise funds for cancer research, will be done through Virtual Runs across Canada...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 20 2020

The Nelson Salmo Great Northern Trail will be closed Tuesday July 21 through Friday July 24 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. due to structural work on the Hermitage Creek Trestle.

The location of the closure will be Svoboda Road trailhead north to Troupe.

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) apologizes for the inconvenience and encourages all users to...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 15 2020

While many other organizations have been working to adjust to an online service model in response to COVID-19, Make A Change Canada has operated virtually with a remote workforce since its inception in 2005.

Long before COVID-19 and the move to a “new normal,” clients of Make A Change Canada have accessed the organization’s online programs remotely, at any time of day from the comfort...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 15 2020

Since 1972, Nelsonites have shown they have an appetite for good Italian food and enjoyed yearly Italian style banquets while helping the Nelson Italian-Canadian Society to fundraise in support of many community initiatives.

However, in the year COVID-19 everyone’s lives have been upended, including the fundraising efforts of the community group.

So far the group has had to...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 12 2020

In lieu of the Annual Canada Day pancake breakfast and other Lions Club fundraising events, cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Nelson Lions Club hosted two drive-in movie nights at the foot of Baker Street on June 28 & 29.

The movies shown were Disney’s Onward and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. 

Gate proceeds raised $1365 thanks to the donations from those in...

by Contributor on Friday Jul 10 2020

What better way to relieve the stress of being cooped up in isolation for the last three months, than to take the family out for an adrenaline-fueled adventure right here in the heart of the Kootenays.

Scream up a storm on the lines and feel the wind in your face!

Afterall what better way is there to explore nature than a distancing of 300 feet above.

Kokanee Mountain...